Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Little Stars With Friends

Trio of little stars
This is a special trio.

I've shared my little stars with you.
Let me introduce the original - and a friend's version.

The original vintage quilt is six blocks sashed.
1890-1920's prints.  Machine quilted, mourning print on the back, knife edge.

These are 3" blocks - hand pieced.
We hand quilted ours, and used alternate blocks instead of sashing.

Vintage fabrics - hand pieced and quilted

My friend used some of her vintage fabric stash for her little star quilt - including the back.  Look how soft the blues are.  Some red sparkles...just beautiful.

I love it - tried to keep it on the counter, but she remembered to take it home...smart girl.

She did share her vintage fabrics with me for a future project.  Great fun!

If you made one, what would your fabric choices be?
Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh, I would definitely use the same fabrics. I love the garnet and the polka dots. Are they polka dots? What makes a dot polka? I'd have a hard time deciding whether to use sashing like the original or the plain alternate blocks. Maybe I'd have to make two!

  2. Wonderful antique and beautiful reproductions.


  3. This star is one of my very favorites. I love the blues with a sprinkle of red and other colors. Great trio, thanks for sharing.

  4. okay another small star quilt!! Of course I'm going to have to make one!! I'll probably make one with my red and blue star fabric!! or maybe a plaid one or...

    Adore yours!!


  5. Very sweet quilts. I like the idea of doing it in plaids...or R/W/B...or warm fall colors with gold stars...or--you get the idea. : )

  6. Darling little quilts. I like the alternate block instead of sashing idea...

    How about some cheddar, brown, and red, with a bit of blue and cream for sparkle.

  7. Oh my goodness, I love them all!!! They're all so pretty. Great choice of fabrics! Yum!

  8. I have a stack of Pennsylvania pink, red, and yellow on my cutting table right now....hummmmmm

  9. So lovely!! I would be using 1800s Civil War reproduction fabrics. I have been collecting a few while handpiecing The Farmer's Wife quilt. I am in love with that era.

  10. These little star quilts are just wonderful!!!! I'd go traditional and use repros too, just something about them!!!!!

  11. These are adorable. I would use turn of the century fabrics, too - my favorite time period. I am really into the smaller quilts and even though I know many are machine quilted and plan to do that, once I get one done I figure, it's so small I can just do it by hand. I do like the look.

  12. Dear Dawn
    Your Little Stars Quilts are lovely. If I wasa going to make one, I simply just wouild try to make it, as you have made it. So great.

  13. Love the quilts! Thanks for sharing.

    :) Carolyn


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